Suggestions for mini w/o stamens showing or quilled petals?

phylrae(z5a/centralNYS)July 16, 2005

I know I must sound too picky, but though I love roses and I WANT to love miniatures (my husband loves them!), I absolutely CAN'T STAND it when they open and show tan/brown stamens or get quilled (pointy). :0(

Once, awhile back, someone suggested I look into Ralph Moore's minis, as they often looked more full, like English roses, which we have and we love. The only mini we have is Fancy Pants, but once again, I hate the look of the stamens showing, and I end up deadheading them almost immediately. It almost looks to me like Japanese Beetles are inside the blooms, even when they aren't! Just looks kind of dirty to me. Maybe I'm weird.

Can anyone here relate? I do remember thinking that photos I'd seen of Sweet Chariot looked beautiful. Can anyone here recommend some minis that would fit the bill? And the best place to order from? Thanks so much! Phyl

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diane_nj 6b/7a

Gingerbread Man and Baby Austin. You'll have to check on the hardiness in your area. Eventually they all open fully and show stamens, I don't know of one that doesn't. Even if you like the miniature flowers, Polyanthas anso eventually open up wide and show stamens.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2005 at 4:55PM
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msrose

I completely understand. I've never been crazy about the stamens showing either. I've gotten rid of some really popular minis because I didn't like the pointy petals when the bloom opened all the way. Here's a few that you might like.

You can barely see the stamens on PINK POODLE but not like some of the minis.

BABY GRAND

LAVENDER CRYSTAL

I don't have a picture, but another one I added this year is MARRIOTTA.

Laurie

Here is a link that might be useful: Marriotta

    Bookmark   July 19, 2005 at 11:13AM
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phylrae(z5a/centralNYS)

Diane and Laurie,
Thank you both so much for your help! I just ordered a Sequoia catalog and am excited to see what they have. Husband wants to plant a bed of minis. :0) Phyl

    Bookmark   July 19, 2005 at 4:39PM
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Maryl zone 7a

I can identify with your preferences (although I have some roses that I wouldn't part with that have Stamens/quills). However one of my favorite minis, Rainbows End, will fill the bill on both counts. It's on about everyones list as a great mini. Also may I suggest that you include the catalog from Nor' East and Bridges for drooling over.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2005 at 12:21AM
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phylrae(z5a/centralNYS)

Laurie,
I meant to tell you how beautiful your photos were....I especially love Pink Poodle. Looks like a dahlia! Maryl, I looked up Rainbow's End on helpmefind....gorgeous! Thanks all! Phyl

    Bookmark   July 20, 2005 at 5:05PM
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ginni77(z 5)

Hey Phyl! I have a little mini called "Green Ice" and it shows a bit of very green stamen later on in it's maturity, but it's sort of Austin-like in it's form. I don't have any pictures of mine but here's the HMF link to it.

How have you been??

Ginni

Here is a link that might be useful: Green Ice at Help Me Find

    Bookmark   August 8, 2005 at 6:32PM
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tenor_peggy(10 FL, N. Fort Myers)

One mini that hardy EVER shows its stamens is Kristin. It is a red and white bi-color and has good form that holds and holds.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2005 at 11:43AM
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decobug(z6a Idaho SW)

Baby Grand is my favorite miniature. Next is Denver's Dream which ages well as well... Vineyard song stays sweet looking.

Twister always looks great...

    Bookmark   August 18, 2005 at 3:43AM
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drasaid(zone 8)

who can see stamens?
Stay away from Singles if you don't like stamens! Me, I just nip them off when I don't like them anymore (wish I could do it with some people. But deadheading is not acceptable behavior outside the patio containers.)

    Bookmark   August 18, 2005 at 8:11PM
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